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Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
less success here in china. charlie, norah? >> thanks seth. >>> this morning american contractor alan gross is asking president obama to help win his release from cuba. he was distributing communications equipment under a u.s. government contract when he was arrested four years ago today. rhodes is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against cuba. in a letter to the president, he write, "i still want to believe my government values my life and my service. i refuse to accept that my country would believe me behind." >>> a new report out this morning finds american high school students are falling further behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. fe
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. it will be 82 in miami. >>> president barack obama is on his way to south africa to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela tuesday. >> three former american presidents also plan to be there. here with us is major garrett. >> reporter: that will take place in the segregated township for much of mandela's time sprang and where many martyrs decide. president barack obama and the first lady will attend the service for mandela with jimmy carter george w. bush. at the 91st lighting of the national christmas tree president barack obama made sure nelson mandela was there. >> in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and courage. >> mandela came to america june 1990, five months after the release from prison arriving first in new york for a parade down the canyon of heros. the big apple capper yankees stadium. >> you know who i am. i am a yankee. >> reporter: from there to the white house where mandela's cause was not always embraced and a meeting with the first president bush. >> may god bless you and the people of south africa. thank you. >> then an
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. this cold snap could destroy half of this year's crop. >>> in washington, president barack obama is laying out the priorities for the rest of his term. high on the list an increase in minimum wage. >> the president challenged americans to help low income americans. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time making sure our economy works for every working american. the opportunity gap in america is now as much about class as it is race. that gap is growing. so if we're going to take on growing inequality and improve upper mobility for all people, we've got to move beyond the false notion this is an issue exclusively of minority concern. >> good morning major garrett at white house. >> reporter: good morning charlie, norah, viewers out west. he gave the speech of what he believes an obsession republicans have to prosperity. the white house disagrees on this issue coming front and center in the next couple of weeks. congressional negotiator democrats and republicans on capitol hill are trying to figure out a way to avoid the second round of acr
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> president obama met mandela in 2005 when he was a senator. when the president visited south africa earlier this year, president mandela was too ill to meet with him. >> james baker was the first american official to meet with nelson mandela after his release from prison. secretary baker's with us now from the baker institute at houston's rice university. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> mr. secretary, tell us what it was like when you met nelson mandela that first time? what were your impressions of him? how did he surprise you? >> well, my impressions of him were that he was a man of endearing and enduring dignity, very soft spoken, but very committed to the revolution that had been the focus of his adult life. i was also surprised, quite frankly, by the kind words he had for the last apartheid president of south africa, f.w. de klerk. in that meeting i had in march of 1990, it occurred, as a matter of fact, at the independence celebration of the independence of the state of the country of namibia. mandela said, i have read f.w. de klerk's speeches, and i feel like i'm dealing w
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